1. asexualityresources:

Yup, still happening.
Submit your pictures here:
http://asexualityresources.tumblr.com/submit
- Only submit a photo if you are comfortable having your face shared.- Please only submit one photo per person.
FAQ:
Can I submit a photo if I’m demi/grey?
Yes if you wish and feel it is appropriate.
I’m restricted to mobile, how do I submit a photo?
You can make a photo post on your tumblr and you can send me the url so I can download it.

    asexualityresources:

    Yup, still happening.

    Submit your pictures here:

    http://asexualityresources.tumblr.com/submit

    - Only submit a photo if you are comfortable having your face shared.
    - Please only submit one photo per person.

    FAQ:

    Can I submit a photo if I’m demi/grey?

    Yes if you wish and feel it is appropriate.

    I’m restricted to mobile, how do I submit a photo?

    You can make a photo post on your tumblr and you can send me the url so I can download it.

    (via asexualityresources)

    1 hour ago  /  79 notes  /  Source: asexualityresources

  2. Anonymous said: I just had my first time and it wasn't as annoying as I thought it would be. I kind of enjoyed it, but not as I enjoy drawing or listening to music, the point is, is it ok? 'Cause I always identified as ace... It confuses me a lot.

    asexualityresources:

    That’s definitely okay! Asexuality depends on sexual attraction. If you didn’t experience sexual attraction, but still kind of enjoyed the experience, that doesn’t affect your sexuality. Think of it as any other activity, just like drawing or listening to music. Some things are just more enjoyable than others. Some asexuals enjoy sex for various reasons and it’s all okay.

    I know it can be confusing, but I hope this helps!

    -Ella

    4 hours ago  /  33 notes  /  Source: asexualityresources

  3. Women do not have to:

    clemlin:

    vegankatie:

    • be thin
    • give birth
    • cook for you
    • have long hair
    • wear makeup
    • have sex with you
    • be feminine
    • be graceful
    • shave
    • diet
    • be fashionable
    • wear pink
    • love men
    • be the media’s idea of perfection
    • listen to your bullshit
    • have a vagina

    This is very true, but it’s important to remember that if a woman is feminine, graceful, shaves, diets, wears make up, or does any of these things in the list, it doesn’t make her a slave to patriarchy or any less of a feminist than you.

    BLESS.

    (via blessednica)

    7 hours ago  /  554,650 notes  /  Source: defendfeminism

  4. transmilitary:

    Recently, I received one of the oddest Tumblr Anonymous messages I’ve received in a while. It wasn’t necessarily brutal, nor was it anything I haven’t heard in varying forms before, but it said: “Okay. You’ve had your 15 minutes of fame. Time to give up the crusade and return to the real world.”

    And I wasn’t going to say anything about it, right? It was anonymous - the person wasn’t even brave enough to show me any identity, just some random troll. No big deal. I’ve heard worse. But then some things happened today and I want to talk about it.

    I sat in the back of a room of people at a conference, and once I looked around, I saw more than a handful of individuals in uniform. The panel was “Opportunity and Diversity in the US Armed Forces” and they were, when I walked in, talking about transgender service - on how to be a fully inclusive military. There were two JAG Officers speaking - a Navy Lieutenant Commander and an Air Force Captain, a former Army medic who now does big time EEOC work in the civilian side, and a former Naval Surface Warfare Officer who now does both nursing and practices law (and happens to be transgender).

    I braced myself, knowing that for the first time since March, I was surrounded by military individuals who probably have seen their fair share of transgender service members files…but the conversation was positive. It was “How can we get this changed? What can we do to help our military? How do we make this a safer place for our soldiers, sailors, Marines, and airmen?”

    We.

    I say all of this in response to the above ignorance because this isn’t my crusade. Would it be easier if it were just me striking out alone and I was the only person who cared about this issue? In some ways, yeah. Because then I would know there weren’t hundreds of thousands of transgender veterans who feel the same way I do right now. I would know that there aren’t 15,000 actively serving transgender service members who feel the same way I felt. But mostly, I am thrilled I’m not the only one because this is an issue that requires all hands on deck to get it changed. This is an issue that requires people to get angry. To get emotional. To get all sorts of fired up about it.

    And we do.

    There are definitely days where it gets hard. It gets damn hard to have to rehash this experience over and over and over again. It gets hard sometimes to even be reminded that I’m transgender. To be reminded that because I am transgender, it cost me everything I had worked for. Sometimes, I forget why I do this at all.

    And then a Surface Warfare Officer who left the service long before her time should have been up, to begin to truly pursue the meaning of the values we still live by - honor, courage, and commitment - gives me her Officer’s crest.

    And I am reminded of why I do this.

    The military trains us to fight - all different kinds of battles…and crusades, if you will.

    You damn well better believe we’re going to do what we were trained to do.


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    10 hours ago  /  138 notes  /  Source: transmilitary

  5. Anonymous said: I'm a 14 y/o and I recently started experimenting with my gender identity. I've reached a stage where it might be easier if my parents knew, but I'm not sure how to start the conversation, even though I'm almost certain that they'll be really supportive. Can you give me some advice?

    Can you start with bringing up things on your facebook?  Like sharing articles about non-binary peoples?  I assume (possibly incorrectly) that your parents monitor what you do/share/post/like/etc and that would be a way to get them to see what interests you and that might open up a conversation.

    or you could email them an article about someone who might have the same gender that you’re thinking you have and use that to open a conversation.

    Followers, how have you opened up conversations with your parents about gender?

    16 hours ago  /  4 notes

  6. bustinrainbows said: I have a question. I'm ftm trans, and sometimes I get misgendered in public/at work. I was wondering how others trans persons handle this happening? Do you correct the stranger, or let it go? I feel awkward correcting them but I hate wrong pronouns.

    What do you guys do when Stranger A (who you’ll never see again,ish) misgenders you?

    19 hours ago  /  3 notes

  7. Anonymous said: I've been in relationships where breaking up absolutely devastated me. I know I've been in love. But 100% of the time in them I'm super uncomfortable and the sex is only good at first. All of these have been straight. I might be gay. But I know I'd

    Be absolutely miserable ending my opposite sex relationship. I’m so confused. I think about my same gender 99% of the time during sex. I seem to never be comfortable. Ugh.  -anon

    I’m sorry you seem to be unhappy with your relationship.  You say you’d be miserable if you ended it, but you sound pretty miserable in it as well.  It’s your choice, however.

    Easier said than done, but could you try a same-gender relationship?  maybe you’re aromantic or asexual.  But if you’re uncomfortable in a relationship, why stay in it?

    1 day ago  /  9 notes

  8. Anonymous said: Hi, A while ago I came out to my parents as bisexual to my parents, but lately I have found that I have no attraction to boys and identify as lesbian. I have no idea how to explain this to them, they were accepting of me as Bi but I'm worried that they might not be quite so accepting of me as a lesbian. I don't know how to tell them without them thinking I'm just' going through a phase' ? BTW, I think your page is brilliant, and some of the stuff has been really helpful to me :) THANK YOU! <3

    Can you phrase it as you figuring out more about yourself, and in this process, you have realized you’re actually A instead of B, and so now you’re more awesome!  Not that people who are B are not awesome.  cuz ya’ll are.

    1 day ago  /  9 notes